Property

Valuation surveyor’s arrival bolsters Bruton Knowles’ Bristol office

July 24, 2017
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Valuation surveyor’s arrival bolsters Bruton Knowles’ Bristol office

Bruton Knowles, the national commercial property agency, has strengthened its Bristol-based valuations team with the appointment of Brendan O’Haire. Brendan has experience of the buoyant Bristol market having worked in the city since he graduated in 2009 – first with Edward Symmons, then with Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) and...

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High-quality refurb at office scheme proves recipe for success in attracting Japanese food firm

July 21, 2017
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High-quality refurb at office scheme proves recipe for success in attracting Japanese food firm

Japanese food tech firm Cookpad is to open its first UK base in Bristol, taking space in the high-quality Silversmiths office scheme that forms part of the largescale Glassfields development on Temple Way. Cookpad is Japan’s largest recipe sharing service which allows visitors to upload and search through original,...

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Be HERE now. Rebrand brings future of former HTV studio building into focus as creative hub

July 21, 2017
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Be HERE now. Rebrand brings future of former HTV studio building into focus as creative hub

The new branding for one of Bristol’s most iconic commercial buildings – the former HTV West studio and HQ on Bath Road – was unveiled today as its owners continue to repurpose it for a new generation of creatives. The 60s-built landmark started life as a studio complex in...

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Lack of suitable office space in Bath forces fast-growing creative agency to relocate to Bristol

July 21, 2017
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Lack of suitable office space in Bath forces fast-growing creative agency to relocate to Bristol

Fast-growing brand, creative and digital agency Mr B and Friends is to move from Bath to Bristol after failing to find a suitable office in its home city to meet its expansion plans. The firm was formed in a bedroom 11 years ago by CEO Simon Barbato, pictured, and...

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Smile – there’s now more time to enter awards that recognise region’s happiest workplaces

July 21, 2017
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Smile – there’s now more time to enter awards that recognise region’s happiest workplaces

Bristol’s forward-looking employers now have more time to enter a top awards scheme that champions the happiest workplaces fin the West following a decision by organisers to extend the deadline for entries. Staged by Lawrence Hill-based and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, the Happiest Workplace competition recognises firms that...

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To the manor re-born. Bristol firm designs new interior for Georgian house-turned-business centre

July 21, 2017
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To the manor re-born. Bristol firm designs new interior for Georgian house-turned-business centre

Bristol-based workplace designer firm Wylde IA has given a Wiltshire manor house-turned-business centre a new look as it expands its offering to embrace more flexible ways of working. Georgian Hartham Park, set in 50 acres of parkland near Corsham, called in Wylde IA to refurbish its restaurant, replacing it...

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Former ARM Holdings vice-president joins Mitie as non-exec director

July 20, 2017
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Former ARM Holdings vice-president joins Mitie as non-exec director

Mitie, the Bristol-based outsourcing group, is to appoint Jennifer Duvalier as a non-executive director. She will join the board next Wednesday after the group’s AGM.  Jennifer is a non-executive director of GMG, the body that governs strategy and commercial operations of the Guardian Media Group, publisher of The Guardian newspaper...

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National growth at the double on the menu at Friska as it lands £3m investment

July 18, 2017
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National growth at the double on the menu at Friska as it lands £3m investment

Bristol-based ‘feel-good food’ café group Friska is aiming to double its number of outlets and expand in cities across the UK after receiving a £3m investment. The firm, which was founded in 2009 by former university friends Griff Holland and Ed Brown, pictured, now operates from nine locations across...

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Associate director joins Colliers to lead Bristol-based investment property management team

July 17, 2017
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Associate director joins Colliers to lead Bristol-based investment property management team

Property agency Colliers International has appointed Richard Nicholas to lead the investment property management team in its Bristol office. Richard, pictured, is an experienced property management specialist with more than 25 years’ experience. He joins Colliers as an associate director from the Cardiff office of rival JLL, where he...

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Blackberry Hill Hospital redevelopment plans given clean bill of health

July 14, 2017
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Blackberry Hill Hospital redevelopment plans given clean bill of health

Work to transform Bristol’s former Blackberry Hill Hospital has come a step closer this week after plans were approved for a high-quality development with new and affordable homes on the site. Developer Galliford Try Partnerships and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) propose to regenerate the vacant buildings at...

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Thrings advises on £75m investment in West firm’s ultrafast fibre network roll-out

July 14, 2017
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Thrings advises on £75m investment in West firm’s ultrafast fibre network roll-out

A team from the Bristol office of regional law firm Thrings have advised fibre-optic infrastructure firm TrueSpeed Communications on its £75m investment from insurance giant Aviva’s global asset management arm, which will speed up the roll-out of its network to a further 75,000 homes and businesses in the region. Thrings...

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Green light for global automotive research centre will create new industry cluster for Bristol

July 14, 2017
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Green light for global automotive research centre will create new industry cluster for Bristol

An innovative automotive industry cluster focussed on ultra-low emission cars is to be developed in the Bristol area following the go-ahead for a new world-beating research centre. The £60m IAAPS – Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems – pictured, will provide access to its state-of-the art facilities for start-ups and...

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Latest extension at CARGO retail hub delivers space for butcher, baker and bicycle-maker

July 13, 2017
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Latest extension at CARGO retail hub delivers space for butcher, baker and bicycle-maker

A butcher, a baker and a bicycle-maker are among the independent businesses set to open in the latest extension to Bristol’s highly successful CARGO retail hub. CARGO – the city’s first retail hub made of converted shipping containers – is already home to dozens of mainly food and beverage...

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